Coheating Method for Whole House Heat Loss
The gold standard for measuring the Heat Transfer Coefficient in buildings
The electric “co heating” test, which is in the process of being developed into an international CEN-standard and has been used by other institutions (both in the UK and abroad) as the reference test for assessing the aggregate performance of the building fabric in both new and existing dwellings. The electric coheating test has also been used to validate other building fabric thermal performance methodologies and is forming the basis of future research into validating building fabric thermal performance through the use of smart meter data. A quasi-steady state test method undertaken on an unoccupied dwelling to quantify the Heat Transfer Coefficient (HTC) of the dwelling in W/K. Currently in the process of being converted into a CEN Standard.